Professional 2D, 2.5D and 3D material processing with the T-Rex CNC mill.
The is specially optimized mill T-Rex for 2D, 2.5D and 3D material processing. Due to the large machining area, the T-Rex is particularly suitable for industrial panel processing thanks to the convenient loading aid. No matter whether you want to mill, cut or engrave the material. The T-Rex, with its high accuracy, is the ideal partner, also for your work.
The CNC mills of the T-Rex series are equipped with high-quality ground helical racks as well as linear guides and carriages from HIWIN, THK or PMI.
The CNC mill T-Rex with a steel frame (type 0609 and 0712 even with solid cast steel frame, all other tubular steel frames) is now available for your operation, precise and exceedingly fast! The CNC router serves as a connecting link between our small, accurate High-Z machine and the big RaptorX-SL milling machine. It is stable, accurate and robust built – Best quality in the minutest details.
Permanent quality inspection
The T-Rex is the first machine which we developed in cooperation with a foreign company. The steel frame and some technical components are parts from suppliers which we inspected and tested with our high-quality standards. Buying a T-Rex CNC mill you get a high-quality machine with well-tried technology.
Optimal dimensioned THK and HIWIN linear guidings, ball-screw drives, brushless engine technology and a solid massive steel frame-substructure, plus torsion-free and high-class craftsmanship at low price-level are the main features of this machine series.
We developed the T-Rex as the first CNC machine in our product range that in cooperation with a foreign company with us and for us. The frame and some technical components are supplier products which are subject to our usual strict quality control. With the T-Rex milling machine and our successful High-Z CNC mill, you buy top brand products and technology that has been tried and tested for years. One of the reasons to decide on a machine from CNC-STEP.
High-quality components and bellows
Helical toothed ground racks, HIWIN/THK/PMI linear carriages and guides protected by bellows on all long axes and the solid steel frame make this mill a reliable and durable CNC machine. The T-Rexmill is suitable for many other 2D, 2.5D and 3D applications besides industrial panel processing. The cabling is also protected and safely located in the closed energy chains.
Many possibilities thanks to high stability
Massive parts, precisely matched components and a robust steel frame enable the CNC user to machine countless materials!
Great variety of the T-Rex CNC mill due to special sizes
We offer the T-Rex CNC mill ex works in 8 different sizes. Besides, thanks to the helical toothed racks we have installed, we can provide custom dimensions up to 4000 x 6000 mm, depending on your wishes and requirements in your production.
ESTLCAM full version – included* with every purchase of a CNC machine from 01.09.2020 (*except High-Z S-400 model)
Fast feed rates up to 17,000 mm per minute
Meanwhile, feed speeds of up to 17,000 mm/minute can be achieved (depending on the contour shape of the workpiece). Thus the machine is definitely in the speed range of much more expensive servo-driven CNC mills! This machine type can be used efficiently in trade and industry for milling and engraving work. The mill is equipped with closed energy chains on each axis.
CNC mill with HF spindle and tool changing system
Servo motors T-Rex servo with tool changer station
Our CNC mills T-Rex are available in different sizes and with individual configuration. You, therefore, have the choice between machine systems with air-cooled or water-cooled high-frequency spindles, with or without a tool changing system, as required. We offer tool changing stations with up to 12 tool places, whereby the number of tools varies according to the size of the CNC router.
If you choose a CNC machine with tool changer, please note that the machine length increases by 300 mm in X-direction. That allows you to use the whole working area without any restrictions due to the mounted tool changing system.
If a decision is only made subsequently for a tool changing system, this is possible, but with a loss of the travel range by 300 mm.
Selectable high-frequency spindles from HSD or other high-quality brand manufacturers
Depending on the application, different HF spindles can be optionally selected. You can choose between 1.5 kW ER20, 3.5 kW ER25, a high-frequency spindle with 6.0 KWor optionally also an HSD spindle with 7.5 kW and a SK30/ISO30 tool holder.
Including manual central lubrication / automatic optional
The manual central lubrication makes in the work process much more comfortable and is also equipped as a standard on T-Rex machines. The use of the manual central lubrication system is effortless and convenient via a lever on the bridge of the CNC router.
As an option, you can choose the automatic central lubrication for an extra charge, thus not only saving on personnel expenses but also having a more efficient use of lubricants. Here you can program in intervals so that you do not have to check this always personally.
Zone vacuum table as standard equipment
CNC router zone vacuum table t-slot rail
You can also arrange the work surface can according to your wishes in terms of application and conditions. Either you work comfortably on the zone vacuum table with T-slot rails, with which the machine is equipped ex works, or you decide on the option with T-slot clamping possibility.
Here you decide for yourself how large the area you want to be to use it with T-slot plates. Of course, it is also possible to equip half of the working area with T-slot plates and leave the other half as it is. Depending on the planned application, the appropriate clamping method should be used.
As an optional accessory, we recommend the purchase of an oil-free vacuum pump or a side-channel compressor to make optimum use of the zone vacuum table. The individual zones of the vacuum table can be switchedon and off independently of each other using levers on the long side of the milling machine. Depending on the size of the CNC portal milling machine, the vacuum table is divided into different numbers of zones.
Optional: pneumatic dust extraction
The optionally selectable dust extraction system operates pneumatically and keeps the work surface free of dust and chips during the work process. The suction shoe can be lowered and raised again by using the toggle switch on the control panel. An all-round brush strip surrounds the suction shoe and can therefore adapt to any shape of the workpiece.
Ergonomic control panel with integrated controller
ergonomic control panel T-Rex CNC mill
Full-HD touch monitor
The standard equipment also includes the ergonomic operating terminal with an industrial PC with touch display and integrated control. Accordingly, you can work either directly on the touch display or very conveniently with the wireless keyboard and mouse included in the scope of delivery at a comfortable height on the control panel. Due to the sloping design of the terminal, the Full-HD 1920 x 1080 screen is optimally visible and accessible.
Smooth and powerful performance
A built-in Intel® i3 processor, 8 GB RAM and the 128 GB SSD hard disk ensure smooth working with the design software ConstruCAM-3D and the control software KinetiC-NC. These two programs, as well as a Windows 10 Pro version in German and English, are already pre-installed on the PC.
All-in-One Plug & Play System
This gives you a plug & play system with which the machining process on the CNC mill can start directly. The operating terminal also has two USB ports on the front, which you can use for a USB stick, a radio remote control or other accessories.
With this all-in-one solution, you get a fully configured and set-up system without annoying cabling and separate hardware for clean and practical work.
The details of the operating terminal at a glance:
height of control panel approx. 1650 mm
Industrial PC with touch monitor
21,5” Full-HD 1920 x 1080 display
Intel® i3 processor
RAM: 8 GB
Hard disk: SSD 128 GB
2 USB ports on the front of the terminal
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro (German, English) pre-installed
The basic equipment of the T-Rex mills
drive: stepper motors
sliding through of long and up to approx. 200mm high workpieces possible
linear guides on all axes !! Company HIWIN / THK / PMI
ball screw spindle (multiple ball bearings)25×10 on Z-axis
(in case of the model with tool changing system, ball screw spindles with 25×5 are used)
rapid speed maximum up to approx. 17,000 mm/min
processing speed up to approx. 12,000 mm/min
max. resolution on X/Y: 0.005mm; Z: 0.0025mm;
backlash max. +/- 10 µm (0.010 mm)
repeat accuracy approximate 0.01 mm
ball rollers as loading aid for panel material
contactless reference switches/limit switches/inductive proximity switches on all axes
emergency stop button with a double safety device
clean cable routing with closed energy chains
ergonomic control panel for practical handling including stepper motor control and KinetiC-NC control software (pre-installed)
a detailed briefing at pickup, unlimited telephone support, live support and remote maintenance with TeamViewer is available
instruction at our premises: software installation on your PC, explanation of essential functions in ConstruCAM-3D, KinetiC-NC, etc.
CNC mill – Design and functions
On closer examination of the CNC sector and related milling machines, we find the CNC mill is very popular. This fact encouraged us to answer some questions regarding portal milling machines:
What is a CNC mill?
What is this machine type used for?
Which software is suitable for working with a milling machine?
Which points are important when buying a CNC controlled mill?
Construction of a CNC mill
A CNC mill describes as the name indicates, a particular building type of a milling machine. Here, the X-axis is arranged horizontal, the Y-axis vertical, and the Z-axis perpendicular on the two other axes, which together results in a so-called portal. Some portal milling machines have multiple milling heads on the Z-axis, in addition to the milling head on the Y-bridge, to allow simultaneous processing of all sides in one step.
The workpiece to be machined is either mounted on a movable clamping table which moves within the portal in accordance with the desired material to be removed, or on a stationary clamping table which is travelled by the sled of the milling machine.
Which software is suitable for working with a CNC controlled mill?
A CNC mill operates like all milling machines with a so-called control software. Things which were manually done in the past with drawing paper and pencil, happens today, with much less effort, using a PC. Thanks to modern CAD (Computer-aided design) / CAM (Computer-aided manufacturing) control software, it is possible to send data sets, usually called DIN ISO G-codes, of almost any shape, whether 2D or 3D, to the machine. The machine then works row by row, until the workpiece has been processed as desired. Ready is your customized workpiece. Because also here applies:
The better all components are matched to one another, the more efficient and accurate a CNC mill will work!
It is recommended to contact a milling machine manufacturer or vendor for the purchase of a portal milling machine, offering for example free support even after purchase. This ensures that any initial difficulties, during incorporation into a control software are technically supported by experienced staff, in order to avoid additional, high costs. This makes the start much easier and cheaper!
Which points are essential when buying a CNC mill?
You should ask yourself the following questions before buying a CNC mill:
What type of material do I want to process and how hard is it regarding the engine power of the milling motor? Hard or soft? Heat sensitive?
What are the maximum sizes of my workpieces concerning the size of my desired milling machine?
Which quantities do I want to manufacture in one operation?
How exactly do the features of my chosen portal milling machine match the needs of my workpiece to be processed?
Do I feel well-advised?
Do I get expert support even after purchasing, possibly even free?
The more precisely you can define the requirements of the desired machine before buying, the more accurate a competent seller can offer the right machine, and then the more precise the milling results will be achieved. In a professional, experienced company, you will always have a trained technician and/or seller.